Yes Inspector, my name really is Thomas Cock...
and I've been a travel agent for ages. Well, since my last excursion to Dartmoor, anyway.
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This shambles seems to repeat itself all around the world; ICANN are even worse when it comes to board accountability, and here in Oz we're about to be hit with the same ccTLD direct registration money grab for .au.
As soon as the artificial scarcity of domain names was created, its administration should have been handed to disinterested professionals, such as trademark or business name registrars in each country. The USA's ending up with the non ccTLDs should have been corrected once the Internet went global.
I wonder how much of the fear created around formal government adminstration of the DNS (e.g. via the ITU) is actually legitimate and how much is FUD. Governments can still isolate or seize IT systems in their respective countries, regardless of domains.
That's interesting; I bailed to PostgresQL after a brief experiment with MySQL a bit before Oracle acquired. It's come a long way in that time feature-wise.
While I had to use Oracle professionally many years ago and it seemed to beat most competitors on the technology side, the costs were ludicrous. After what they did to Sun Microsystems, I've had no wish to reward Larry and co.
I think it's handy that companies are building business around supporting customers with open source software; lack of support is clearly a massive barrier to entry when the software itself is "free".
The BBC's problem here is getting involved in content specific apps on a multitude of channels. It's a solved problem and they should be working with the TuneIns etc. to deliver, rather than half-assing crummy apps and spreading themselves too thinly. Really, no content creators should be doing that.
But in a post-broadcast landscape where gone are the days of broadcast surveys that showed clearly whether folks were watching or listening, they do need stats to measure whether they're producing material of interest. So many comments here seem critical not just of the slurp but also of the content. How are they supposed to know?
If the BBC's characterisation of TuneIn's willingness to provide the stats is fair (and the BBC's requests were fair with respect to the information actually required to analyse content "success"), then I think some criticism should go TuneIn's way as well.
An increase in the quality of the stock photos clearly not matched by an increase in the quality of the commentary.
Meanwhile, not a Jamf user but it's a shame when a vendor's ham-fisted attempts to keep a lid on damaging flaws and "keep it in the [customer] family" and away from the miscreants turns into a Streisand situation.
Yes, same config since '05. It just runs and runs. I've had it jailed on FreeBSD with no issues. An Atom N270 with 1.5GB RAM has been fine for over 10 years (shared with a bunch of apache/PHP web servers).
Maybe Exim was less compelling since I'm not using Linux. I'll be switching from Courier to Dovecot for the IMAP side next time the server gets rebuilt.
My first thought was recovery from the solicitor as well, however as "Warm Braw" points out above, the judgement mentions the defendant's solicitor ... had instructions from the Defendant to accept the Claimants' offer of £175,000.. Since that's not in dispute, seems like they were trying to reneg on a technicality.
There seems to be no end to the parade of rent-seekers and ticket-clippers finding ways to insert themselves into a simple buy-sell transaction on the Internet. It should have been a massive win for disintermediation, but what with ICANN, search engines, ad aggregators, marketplaces, PayPal, Venmo and co, the salami factor is getting out of hand.
I'm not convinced; why should your organisation's files in a data centre (operated by Microsoft, for example) have less protection than some in your office server, which LEOs would have to serve your organisation with a search warrant to obtain (and therefore not secretly)?
That's a perverse incentive not to outsource.
I'd rather, if they're going to fight these battles, they do it with some credibility. I'd rather not rely on the coincidental alignment of corporate interests or PR opportunities to get good public policy. I'd rather not have corporations with little regard for their customers' privacy whitewash their reputations. I'd rather not give the general public an excuse for apathy.
Yes. The public shouldn't be surrendering its role as advocates for freedom and privacy to corporations, which already have an outsized influence on law and public policy. We're short on public interest journalism since the mavens of the new economy have hollowed out the traditional media's revenue streams; the same concerns apply with corporate lobbyists and amici curiae displacing PI groups representing the wider public in making laws and fighting lawsuits.
While I agree that folks should be made aware of search warrants served on their assets regardless of where their assets are held, surely MS are fighting this since it would make things easier for them and because it's a good PR story that requires no sacrifice on their part viz. data collection.
It is, but you have to choose your words carefully up front to rely on that defence (there is a defence for truth, but it reverses the onus of proof to the libel defendant).
Here in Oz, we have some of the most protective libel laws on Earth, somewhat at odds with our reputation as easy-going, "she'll be right" larrikins. We must be more like lamingtons, soft and delicate (and covered in coconut).
Nah, we invented tall poppy syndrome down here. We prefer the underdog, even when he's humping our leg. The quality of the local political class is as low as the rest of "the free world". Like other democracies, the incentives to participate select for the wrong personalities.
Hopefully the dropbears will get 'em.
I'm not convinced in this era of "software defined x" where x is anything from network switches to radios that software is exceptional and shouldn't be patentable. Patents are a useful way to incentivise invention without reliance on secrecy, including closed source in the case of software; surely a good thing. The issues with software patents seem more to do with:
* Awarding patents for trivialities and failing to research/disclose prior art;
* Incorporating patented IP into global standards, hampering adoption (it's tricky to require free rather than FRAND licencing if you still want inventors to contribute their latest and best ideas to standards bodies); and
* reliance on expensive legal processes to settle disputes
All of which defects could apply to patents in general to a greater or lesser extent.
Would you still object to software patents if the above problems were solved?
I agree copyright with shorter terms would be better (but for performed compositions and hybrid works - e.g audio visual media, the multiple licencing parties is too complex. Maybe a back-to-back arrangement; i.e. broadcaster pays performer, performer passes some portion of the royalty to composer.
Misuse of the DMCA and Google's holding copyright violation detection hostage to lousy license terms is a scandal.
Now why would a government bureaucracy be operated so as to maximise the amount of litigation generated?
Could it be due to the legal profession being such a dominant source of members and senators?
This does not narrow it down, sadly. It's disappointing the "leader of the free world" is so inarticulate. It does not reflect well on his supporters (nor his "locker room talk", attitude to paying tax, the list goes on).
Back on topic, is there a transcript of the discussion between Giuliani and the Ukrainians? Maybe that's where the quid-pro-quo smoking gun is. Aside from the mutual political fellatio, the Biden thing seems to be the main focus of the call disclosed here.
To be clear, it's not a matter of me wanting Irish reunification or NI independence from the UK or even NI rejoining the EU; that is properly a matter for the citizens of the 6 counties.
The trade situation is not a surprise; England is the economic powerhouse of the UK, and where Great Britain's GDP is over £2 trillion, NI's is less than £40 billion (2017). The republic's GDP is about £280 billion. Of course GB will be the bigger partner; it's almost 8 times the size.
I never paid 50 € to see a GP while I lived in the RoI; I did get an ambulance, hospital admission, surgery and an overnight stay all in for 45 € once, though. So I'm not sure that NI citizens have too much to fear on that score. I'd imagine the EU would be pretty keen for any process involving NI rejoining the fold as part of the republic, or as an independent state to go smoothly, politically and economically. If for no other reason to be mud'n the eye for the British.
Sorry for the confusion, my comparison to Scotland was specifically in reference to the EU referendum results, where NI and Scotland produced majorities for remain (unlike England and Wales). I would not draw a parallel between NI and Scotland in reference to remaining part of the UK because the demographic and historic situation is significantly different, and NI haven't had a referendum in recent years as Scotland has (or at all).
The politics were about not losing to the USSR again. If what you claim is true, I don't see how all the very expensive unmanned exploration (before or since 1972) would have been funded such as the Voyager program, Curiosity, or Hubble. There was still plenty of pork.
Remarkable though they have been (particularly Spirit and Opportunity) the martian rovers have understandably been pretty constrained in terms of goals and areas covered. I'm arguing the next natural steps are more and better robots/rovers that can focus more on the exploration science over more of the surface (and below), and not so much on safety and survival.
If the focus shifts to human exploration, that will have a huge influence over the shape and rate of expansion of the science envelope.
Even callbacks are easily handled with some consistent interface design practices.
Mr. Crockford makes a fine exemplar of the old saw "Too smart for his own good".
Thanks for wading through the excruciating text to winkle out the parts of interest.
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